7962Re: plotter from Kagan
- May 2, 2008
> --- David Gesswein <djg@...> wrote:Correction to my recent post. There IS a "Bendix" nameplate behind the
> > > I have better pics on my web site, but I did not see a name plate.
> > It's
> > > either on the underside or there is none.
> > >
> > You can just about read the name plate in this picture. Its the black
> > plate
> > in the center back above the paper.
> > http://vintagecomputer.net/tcf_2008/digital_pdp8-era_plotter.JPG
>Bob Grieb <bobgrieb@...> wrote:
> If this were a high-tech movie, we could just zoom in on
> that label, then hit a button called "enhance" and the
> label would appear clearly on the screen. Too bad it
> doesn't really work that way...
drum as David noted. I did the image "zoom and ehnance" Bob suggested.
Sorry, can't create pixels from thin air. Bendix was a manufacturer of
the era. But look at Bill's and David's and my (Herb's) photos and I
think it's likely the Kagan plotter is Calcomp.
So Evan, please report on the Bendix nameplate and whatever Calcomp
nameplate is likely underneath the plotter. Thanks!
The PDP-8 page now has some discussion of the plotter. Claude will
have to be asked about how it came to be part of the 8.
Additionally, I have no good photos of the "Kagan/RESISTORS" Teletype.
Evan or whoever, can you photograph the cleaned-up Teletype and
provide the photo? Contact me c/o retrotechnology.com, check the site
for an address.
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